Mark Doty

(10 August 1953 / Maryville, Tennessee)

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A Display Of Mackeral


They lie in parallel rows,
on ice, head to tail,
each a foot of luminosity
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  • Veteran Poet - 4,489 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (9/6/2014 10:31:00 AM)

    nothing like a row of clones and look alikes... no individuality no differences... i never realized how each different species of fish looked exactly the same as each other..a flounder looks like another flounder etc..great detail in the writing with a wonderful philosophical view..it begs me to say Holy Mackeral! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,489 Points Charles Boyer (1/31/2012 6:13:00 PM)

    I think Mark Doty's great. An heir to Marianne Moore in his precise use of language and eye for the visual detail. Never bombastic or tedious or pretentious. And no postmodern gibberish. He'll last. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,489 Points Charles Boyer (1/31/2012 6:09:00 PM)

    I think Mark Doty's great. An heir to Marianne Moore in his precise use of language and eye for the visual detail. Never bombastic or tedious or pretentious. And no postmodern gibberish. He'll last. (Report) Reply

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